Tag: stereotypes

Black Boys are Bringing Swag to the Classroom

It’s important that we commit to helping change the negative stereotypes of Black boys in schools and society. One of the stereotypes and stigmas of Black boys is that they are always sagging their pants. Although there are many benefits of having a Black male teacher, one in particular is that Black boys get to see a professional Black man…

Black Boys Raised by a Single Mom Can Win!

As a single mother, Tonya Winters Buford successful raised three Black Kings. Although not easy, her sons attended three different grade schools in different areas. While this was not easy, it was not impossible. Black moms are making the possible happen for their Black sons to succeed. It’s not an option, it’s necessary to do whatever it takes for our…

We Call Black Boys “Bad” Before they Even Misbehave

Black men like NBA star Jaylen Brown, share similar classroom experiences that  include being told you’re “bad”, “stupid”, or “are going to end up in jail!” Our fears, prejudices and stereotypes we place on Black boys begin as early as Kindergarten and this stunts their creativity, hope and level of success in the classroom. Although there are many stories of…

Black and Brown Families Face Similar Challenges With Schools

Black and brown families face similar challenges with schools. Our children are mostly educated in schools that aren’t providing them with the support they need. But what’s new?  These issues date back far before the Brown vs Board of Education. Classrooms across this country are filled with our Black and Brown children facing similar challenges with schools. Some will argue…